August 03, 2018
I am certain you have access to fresh water right now. And boy are we spoiled with access to water. In our city there was a major upgrade in the main water supply pipes and in the area where we live, there was no water for about 18 hours. Luckily we were warned about this major repairs so we filled containers with water to see us through the day. Now this was just for the day!! That made me think of all the wonderful qualities water have and how serious we should view water conservation.
· About 6,800 gallons of water is required to grow a day’s food for a family of four.
· In one year, the average American residence uses over 100,000 gallons (indoors and outside).
· Water is the most important resource in the world.
· 1/3 what the world spends on bottled water in one year could pay for projects providing water to everyone in need.
· Unsafe water kills 200 children every hour.
· 70% of the human brain is water.
· 80% of all illness in the developing world is water related.
I am sure you would like to read more about these amazing water facts. Feel free to look at the website 100 Amazing Water Facts You Should Know (I shall add the url at the bottom of the page.) I am sure you are going to appreciate water even more from now on. Happy Stitching Annemarie
December 18, 2018
It is wonderful to share another "feel good" story with you. This time it is from South Africa, a land with a history of racial prejudice.
A young motorist has heaped praise on two Good Samaritans via social media after a punctured tyre left him stranded on his way to Bethlehem in the Free State. The opening line of his post starts with: "You'll never find a beautiful country like South Africa. "On my way to Bethlehem from Potch, I got a puncture and I was driving a friend’s bakkie (pickup), taking some stuff home.
"I was so excited to go home that I even forgot to check if the car had everything, only to find the car doesn’t have a car jack and a wheel spanner," Neville Manchu said in his Facebook post on Friday. ...
December 14, 2018
Looking at the many advantages of traveling First Class vs Economy Class, this story warms the heart even more. Imagine the joy of a mother with a very sick baby, supposed to travel economy class, getting the opportunity to travel First Class because a kindhearted stranger thought she deserved that seat more than he does.
Kelsey Rae Zwick was flying from Orlando to Philadelphia with baby Lucy so she could be treated at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. In a Facebook post Kelsey said she had boarded the American Airlines flight with Lucy, and they were making themselves comfortable when they were approached by a flight attendant.
December 04, 2018
I have wonderful memories of the family making jam when the peach season was at its height. We had many Yellow Cling Peach trees in our garden and they would yield buckets full of delicious peaches. And this is where my trip down memory lane begins.
On a specific day the family would pick these bucket fulls of peaches and take them to the veranda. There we sorted the peaches for jam or to be laid into Mason jars. The peaches for jam had to be peeled and sliced. Then it was off to the pots to boil for hours.